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Answers to crucial questions, Sedin Fun, Kadri News

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Heading into 2022-23, the Washington Capitals may finally have more answers than questions after adding plenty of depth throughout the lineup in the first 48 hours of free agency.

However, there are still a few things up in the air, including Nicklas Backstrom and Carl Hagelin’s future and Tom Wilson’s schedule, as well as salary cap situations when those hurt names come back on the books.

Around the NHL, news from Nazem Kadri and the NHL Free Agency continues to come out, and also, in fun news, a great story from Henrik and Daniel Sedin is circulating.

Here’s the latest news and notes from DC, as well as the entire league:

Washington Capitals Links:

  • We’ve reopened the WHN Mailbag and discussed whether the inconsistency is finally over for the Capitals, what to expect from Darcy Kuemper and Charlie Lindgren and more. (WHN)
  • Speaking of Kuemper, Washington’s new goaltender took advantage of his day with the Stanley Cup by giving back to the Saskatoon community. (WHN)
  • Tom Wilson is making serious progress in his recovery. (WHN)
  • And, moving on to the Capitals’ defensemen, the battle for the blue line gets intense, as Erik Gustafsson, Lucas Johansen and other LHDs vie for a full-time spot alongside Trevor van Riemsdyk.

NHL Links:

  • Via Instagram, Kevin Bieksa dropped a funny story about the Sedin twins and revealed that Henrik and Daniel used to swap shirts and trick the linesmen. (WHN)
  • If Nazem Kadri does come to the New York Islanders, Jean-Gabriel Pageau could be the odd man out – and it just might be the right way to go. (NYIHN)
  • Jonathan Huberdeau is already becoming a big part of the Calgary Flames identity; is he finally their next captain too? (CHN)
  • Nick Suzuki wasn’t shy about criticizing the Toronto Maple Leafs, as the Montreal Canadiens forward admitted he was enjoying himself after their first-round losses. (MHN)

Sammi’s best set takes

  • Henrik Borgstrom turned 25 on Saturday. General manager Brian MacLellan said the Finn will be a ‘project’ for Washington going forward as the Capitals look to bring him back to the level of play that made him a first-round pick and help him reach its full potential.
  • It’s Sidney Crosby’s birthday, as the Pittsburgh Penguins captain turns 35. To celebrate, let’s take a look back at one of the greatest moments of the Crosby and Alex Ovechkin rivalry: the famous 2009 “dueling hat-tricks” playoff match.

  • Additionally, Kuemper’s Cup day was on the same date as Devante Smith-Pelly’s Cup day in 2018.
  • Looking back on 2021-22, Evgeny Kuznetsov was back to having fun. It will be exciting to see what he has in store for next season. He seemed to completely embrace all the roles and was an integral part of the puzzle as well. He will have to continue to do so with the return of unknown Backstrom.
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